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Optics Bench Physlet

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Applet simulates an optical bench, including lenses, mirrors, and aperatures.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: May 16, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 09, 2014
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Submitter: John Walkup

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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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Avatar for Kathryn Beck
6 years ago

Kathryn Beck (Faculty)

Very nice simulation to use when the school doesn't have a good collection of optics equipment. The students like the interchangeability of the features. The screen is a bit small but it is workable. It is also good to use in lecture as a demonstration.
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Avatar for Damian Khan
7 years ago

Damian Khan (Faculty)

A very useful applet to visualize ray diagrams for lenses and mirrors. Useful as a teaching aid or for study or reference.

Avatar for John Walkup
15 years ago

John Walkup (Staff)

Outstanding applet, with a lot of user interactivity. I wish the viewing area was larger, however.